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  • Writer's pictureYK CHEUNG

Quarantine

'Quarantine' has made its way to become the Word of the Year 2020 of Cambridge Dictionary. Quarantine measures have been put in place in many countries or regions to combat the Coronavirus. For instance, one may be required to self-isolate for up to 10 days upon arrival in the UK.


Do you know that etymologically speaking, 'quarantine' means 'a space of forty days', according to Walter W. Skeat's A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language?

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